The heart of the matter
God’s Word to us, simply for reflection and inspiration.
Proverbs4.20-26 (Amplified Version)
… pay attention to my words and be willing to learn;
Open your ears to my sayings.
Do not let them escape from your sight;
Keep them in the centre of your heart.
For they are life to those who find them,
And healing and health to all their flesh.
Watch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the springs of life.
Put away from you a deceitful (lying, misleading) mouth,
And put devious lips far from you.
Let your eyes look directly ahead [toward the path of moral courage]
And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you [toward the path of integrity].
Consider well and watch carefully the path of your feet,
And all your ways will be steadfast and sure.
Do not turn away to the right nor to the left [where evil may lurk];
Turn your foot from [the path of ]evil.
Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!
John 14.23 (New King James Version)
Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
Romans 10.8-11 (New King James Version)
The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart: that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame”.
Heavenly Father, in times of weakness, You are my strength. In times of darkness, You are my light. In times of sorrow, You are my comforter. In times of searching, You are my answer. In times of distress, You are my hope. In times of stress, You are my peace. So, let this knowledge of Your grace fill my heart today, as I welcome You into my time, amen